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posted on Sun, Sep 18 2016 11:07 am by MN Music Coalition

Caravan du Nord feat. Haley Bonar
Saturday, October 1
Valencia Arts Center - St. Mary's University
1164 West Howard St.

Winona, MN
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Our 6th annual musical tour of Greater Minnesota kicks off in Winona for a special day of artist workshops, a music industry social hour and an all-ages concert, featuring an intimate solo performance by indie/pop singer-songwriter Haley Bonar with special guests LOTT and Sleeping Jesus. Hosted by The Current's Andrea Swensson, this intimate show will take place at Valencia Arts Center at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at St. Mary's University. Presented in partnership with Mid West Music Fest and sponsored by 89.3 The Current.


Caravan du Nord feat. Rogue Valley
Friday, October 7
Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
443 W. 3rd Street
Red Wing, MN
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Our 6th annual musical tour of Greater Minnesota returns to Red Wing for a special day of artist workshops, a music industry social hour and an evening concert, featuring Rogue Valley (indie/rock), Joey Ryan & The Inks (pop) and young talent Brooke Elizabeth (singer/songwriter)--all of whom celebrate new releases. Presented in partnership with the Sheldon Theatre and sponsored by 89.3 The Current.


Uke Fest - Benefit for ARC & MMC
Friday, October 14, 8:30 pm-12 am
Vieux Carre
408 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, MN
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One big night, one little instrument--a variety show dedicated to all things ukulele! Curated by member artist Katy Vernon and featuring the best and brightest ukulele players in town, this 5th annual event will benefit ARC Greater Twin Cities and the MMC's artist programs.


Workshop Wednesday: Writing About Your Art
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-8:00 pm
Landmark Center - Room 326
75 W. 5th Street
St. Paul, MN
Cost: $5 - Free to MMC/ACF members & students
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The second of a 3-part workshop series we're presenting with American Composers Forum (ACF) on promoting your music, this first workshop will give you tips from artists and media professionals about how to make the most of interviews and other public speaking opportunities.


Caravan du Nord feat. Bad Bad Hats
Saturday, October 22
Paramount Theatre
125 4th Ave. NE
Austin, MN
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Our 6th annual musical tour of Greater Minnesota returns to Austin for a special day of artist workshops, a music industry social hour and an evening concert, featuring Bad Bad Hats (indie/rock), Erik Koskinen (Americana) and local band Severe Logic (rock/country). Presented in partnership with Austin Area Commission for the Arts and sponsored by 89.3 The Current.


Caravan du Nord feat. Gear Daddies' Martin Zellar
Friday, October 28
Amici's Event Center
10 W. Pattison St.
Ely, MN
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Our 6th annual musical tour of Greater Minnesota returns to Ely for a special day of artist workshops, a music industry social hour and an evening concert, featuring the Martin Zellar of Gear DaddiesGermaine Gemberling & Rich Mattson and local favorites The Christopher David Hanson Band. Presented in partnership with Super Mega Beast Productions and sponsored by  89.3 The Current.


Caravan du Nord feat. Frankie Lee
Friday, November 11
Shattuck-St. Mary's School-Newhall Auditorium
1000 Shumway Ave.
Faribault, MN
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Our 6th annual musical tour of Greater Minnesota returns to Faribault for a special day of artist workshops, a music industry social hour and an evening concert, featuring Frankie Lee (roots/rock), Sarah Morris & Vicky Emerson (Americana). Presented in partnership with the Fesler-Lampert and Acoustic Roots Performing Arts Series and sponsored by 89.3 The Current.


Caravan du Nord feat. Davina & The Vagabonds
Friday, November 18
Historic Holmes Theatre
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
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Our 6th annual musical tour of Greater Minnesota wraps up in Detroit Lakes with a special day of artist workshops, a music industry social hour and an evening concert, featuring Davina & The Vagabonds (blues/jazz), Jack Klatt (folk/blues) and local opener Morydian (folk). Presented in partnership with the Historic Holmes Theatre and sponsored by 89.3 The Current.